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Our Guide to Maximum Duct Efficiency


Your ducts do a lot of heavy lifting for your home. Sure, they may not actually heat and cool air, but what good would all that temperature treated air be without a delivery system to make good use of it?

Exactly–it’s important, which is why you need to consider duct sealing in Orlando, FL to keep your ducts up-to-date and as efficient as possible.

But it’s not just sealing. There’s a lot that goes into your ductwork’s efficiency, so let’s break it all down right now.

Testing Ducts Before Anything Else

Duct testing tells us if there are leaks, and where they are. Your ducts are supposed to have a specific amount of air pressure inside of them, and without that, they don’t provide the optimal air flow from your HVAC unit.

When you get duct testing, it points out problems that are already there and helps us find the best way to deal with them. Think of it as an inspection. Without it, how would you know where to start?

Insulating Your Ducts

Ducts don’t keep 100% of the warm or cold air inside of them, even when the air pressure is good and your ductwork is sealed up entirely.

That’s because there’s some thermal transfer between the material of your ducts and the air outside. There’s some loss there.

You can insulate your ductwork, but it comes with caveats. For one, you shouldn’t really need to in temperature-controlled areas of your home. After all, that air is about to exit and change the room temperature, right?

But in places that you don’t heat and cool, such as the basement or attic, it can be a great idea to insulate your ducts.

Insulation isn’t cheap, and it can make it difficult to locate where a leak is if the air leak is very minor, but overall insulation is a good thing.

It can be pricey, though, so it’s important to prioritize insulation in areas where it’s not going to cost you an arm and a leg.

Sealing Your Ducts

Duct sealing is one of the most accessible answers that you can apply right now. While there are some DIY products to seal your ductwork, many of them come with issues such as not being able to close large gaps.

Professional duct sealing handles every minor problem that comes with duct sealing, and ensures the job is done right. We can test it right after sealing it to ensure that everything went according to plan, which is something that’s difficult to do in a DIY situation.

The Change You Need

Now that you know how we approach duct efficiency, ask yourself: are your ducts up to snuff? Most homeowners don’t know, but that’s not their fault–a lot of duct services are only required every five to ten years.

How do you stay on top of it all? You start by sealing (and testing) your ducts so you know what the problems are, get ready for some necessary repairs, and then the rest i s history.

Contact Gary Munson Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule duct sealing as soon as possible. You will be more comfortable with the best!

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